Nearly a month later and it still feels like a dream.
Everything, that is: the rehearsal, the wedding, the honeymoon, and even the return home to Chicago. It may sound a bit cliché, but Andrew and I have been floating on cloud nine for the past few weeks and these pictures only push us higher. As you can see, the first half of our trip was spent in Mykonos. It seemed as though the island knew we were en route, because as soon as we stepped off the plane, boarded the shuttle, and got to our resort, the most magnificent sunset lit up the sky. We were quickly greeted with champagne and escorted to our suite, which gave us front row seats to the show. Tired from a full day of travel, we decided to stay in and order room service. However, the next day was jam packed.
Still turned around from the nine hour time difference, the two of us woke up bright and early and headed down to the pool for breakfast. Afterwards, we ran back up to get ready so we could make our way over to Mykonos Town for some exploring. Oh, and explore we most certainly did!
Andrew and I spent the entire afternoon meandering through the maze of narrow streets, stopping every five minutes to take a picture, pop into a store, grab a gyro, or pet a cat. By the way, these cuties are everywhere! It made us miss our two boys terribly. Anyway, the old white buildings mixed with the blue doors and magenta bougainvilleas made for quite the scene. It’s even more breathtaking in person. After making a pit stop for fresh bread and tzatziki, including two shots of ouzo, we then made our way over to the iconic windmills so we could scout out a scenic spot for dinner.
Day two may have been our favorite, though. For just 30 euros, Andrew and I were able to rent an ATV for a full 24 hours. This is, without a doubt, the most ideal way to explore Mykonos. We were able to get from one end of the island to the other in less than an hour! We began our trek on the eastern side of the shore, exploring the more secluded beaches. For lunch, we moseyed over to Kiki’s Tavern for a bite to eat. Guys, this place is absolutely incredible. Tucked inside a cave on the north side of the island, this small eatery doesn’t have a sign, doesn’t have a phone to take reservations, and doesn’t have electricity. Instead, the chef prepares meals with a wood fire grill, while the rest of the kitchen staff prepare homemade salads inside. It did require somewhat of a wait, but we were able to sip on complimentary wine while relaxing down at Agios Sostis Beach. Not too shabby!
Our third and final day was spent at a Psarou Beach, which just so happened to be right down the street from our resort. For a solid five hours, Andrew and I downed piña coladas, dipped our feet in the Aegean Sea, and napped on plush bean bag chairs. Once nightfall came around, we walked back to Mykonos Town for dinner at M-Eating. The meals were simply divine, but the company was even better. While sitting at the counter, we met a woman from New York and a gentleman from Germany. Not two, but four shots of ouzo later and we were the best of friends!
The next day, we slowly woke up, had our usual breakfast, and then headed to the port so we could boat over to Santorini.
Stay tuned for that blog post, as it’s sure to a be a beautiful one!